On August 26, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson was in Atlanta, Georgia to deliver the keynote address at the Morehouse College Crown Forum. The lecture series provides the means by which students may begin to meet the challenge of developing to their highest potential and form a partnership with the academic program to foster a well-rounded college education.
Upon arrival in Atlanta, Secretary Johnson stopped by KIPP WAYS Academy, and met with students who showed them their hard work in the classroom, before hearing from him about the hard work going on at the Department.
After his walking tour of KIPP WAYS Academy, the Secretary then headed to Morehouse.
Secretary Johnson ‘79, a Morehouse Man himself, discussed issues of the day with former classmate and current President John S. Wilson, and touched on the values Acuity, Integrity, Agency, Brotherhood and Consequence that he continues to carry with him today.
Following his remarks, Secretary Johnson participated in a lunch with students, and shared memories from his time walking the very same streets and halls as they do today.
After an afternoon of swapping stories, Secretary Johnson made a final stop to Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport where he met with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Transportation Security Administration Federal Security Director Mary Leftridge-Byrd for a briefing and demonstration of the new Innovation Lanes.
These innovations lanes allow customers to pass through five at a time at five automated stations in a row. People are able to move without having to wait in a single-file line moving only as fast as the person ahead.
Due to the added resource provided by the innovation lanes, and hard work from the Transportation Security Administration workforce, wait times are estimated to have been reduced by 30%.
DHS is committed to ensuring that we are fulfilling our mission nationwide, that “With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.”